McBath Announces Roswell Resident, Kimberly Schneller, and her son, Evan, as Virtual Guests to State of the Union Address

Ms. Schneller, a mother who cares for 2 family members with serious health conditions, will be Rep. Lucy McBath’s Virtual Guest to President Biden’s State of the Union Address to Congress

February 28, 2022

Washington, DC— U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath has invited Roswell resident, Kimberly Schneller, and her eight year-old son, Evan,  as her virtual guests to President Biden’s State of the Union Address to Congress on Tuesday to underscore the importance of quality, affordable health care to American families. Kimberly is a Hometown Hero who lives in Roswell with her family. Her son has juvenile diabetes and her husband is in cancer remission.

The State of the Union Address will highlight the achievements and work still to be done under the leadership of President Biden. While safety protocols mean this year’s in-person attendance will be limited, McBath said inviting Kimberly and Evan as her virtual guests is an important way to honor the people of our community and uplift their stories.

“Last week, I led legislation that would cap insulin prices at $35 a month, a bill that would make this life-saving drug more affordable for every American family,” said McBath. “As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I was lucky. I was blessed with quality care and insurance that helped cover my lifesaving treatments. But across America, far too many Americans do not have access to the drugs they need to survive at prices they can afford to pay. People like Kimberly, and all those caring for family and loved ones with health care conditions are true heroes, and I am proud she will join me as virtually to the State of the Union Address.”

With my type 1 diabetic, eight year old son and with my husband in remission with non-hodgkin lymphoma, a disease that often resurfaces, members of my family cannot stay alive without affordable, quality healthcare. I'm grateful to see Rep. McBath fight to cap insulin to $35 a vial and protect my families' access to affordable, quality healthcare,” said Kimberly.